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Lakers News: Derek Fisher Discusses Team’s Vacant Coaching Job Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="244"] On Tuesday morning, Derek Fisher was announced as the head coach of the New York Knicks. With the former Laker joining Phil Jackson i [new_royalslider id="244"] On Tuesday morning, Derek Fisher was announced as the head coach of the New York Knicks. With the former Laker joining Phil Jackson i Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Derek Fisher Discusses Team’s Vacant Coaching Job

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On Tuesday morning, Derek Fisher was announced as the head coach of the New York Knicks. With the former Laker joining Phil Jackson in New York, the duo looks to turn the franchise back into a championship contender once again.

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During his introductory press conference, Fisher was asked about the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coaching vacancy and said the following on ESPN, according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Late Friday, it was reported the Lakers would not pursue the five-time champion for their vacant head coaching position. However, Fisher said he was “surprised” as he informed the Lakers that he was already serious about joining his former coach in New York.

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With Fisher in New York, all the attention now is on the Lakers’ vacant position. As the franchise looks for an experienced head coach to be Mike D’Antoni’s successor, rumors surfaced on Monday night that the team is stalling their search in hopes of potentially landing a superstar in LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.

Since D’Antoni’s resignation, the team has interviewed five candidates and hopes to have a new coach in place by the NBA draft on June 26. While having a head coach in place by the draft is important, the Lakers will have to make a decision on what they will ultimately do with the seventh pick.
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  • Lakers Fan

    I wish D Fish the best, but it was the right choice for them not to pursue him as the next HC. We are in dire need of a proven HC, and I wish the Lakers would go ahead and hire someone so we can have some type of idea of how to build a roster. Out of all the coaches interviewed, Hollins and Scott should be the only ones considered. Its not that difficult to choose the best candidate between the two, which obviously is Hollins.

    • LakersOverEverything

      Thing is, they are professionals who know what they’re doing. They don’t need us fans to know how to build a roster, and we don’t know how either way. What they need is for us to sit back and be patient while they work magic, like they do

      • KirstenMundayafy

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      • Lakers Fan

        They are professionals, yet what have they done these last 2 years to prove they can work magic? By overpaying a 38 year old Nash? By overpaying Kobe and possibly crushing his chance of getting his 6th ring? By being stubborn and not trading Dwight because they knew he would resign? Or by hiring D’Antoni when they had the chance to hire Phil(or any other capable coach) thinking they could turn an old Lakers team into the new Showtime/’06 Suns? The even worse part is that they possibly would have brought MDA back if he had not resigned on his own. My point is based on this prolonged process to hire a HC. If they let Hollins get away, all this waiting will be for nothing cause he is the best coaching candidate available and the only one IMO who can right this ship.

        • LakRs4Lyfe

          I bet you & eve everyone else would be sing a whole different tune if Stern wouldn’t have DAMMED US with the whole Chris Paul trade BULLSHIT!

          • Lakers Fan

            Well they had the chance to redeem themselves, but they didn’t. We acquired Nash and Dwight after that happened. I did not mind us getting Nash, but they gave up too much for him. Dwight left us with nothing due to the FO not being smart enough to trade him when we had the chance thinking he would resign just because of the name of our organization. We were screwed with the CP3 trade, but it was not the end of the world for us.

    • Al Haldie

      I don’t know if it makes any difference if you or any LAKERS fan thinks – their running the SHOW and it will before the 26 th of june so sit back and watch , but be quiet they dont need any help..

      • Lakers Fan

        And you are? It’s a blog forum made for expressing your opinion. I feel the way I feel, and so do many others. And I will express my feelings whenever I want whether you like it or not. If you can’t see that this FO is incompetent then you either don’t know basketball or a blind Lakers fan.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      I think you are mistaken to conclude that Fisher cannot be a successful coach just because he has no prior head coaching experience. Fisher was always like a coach on the floor, so he knows what he is doing as far as coaching is concerned. He has been preparing for this. Phil knows Fisher, that is why he released a statement saying, he will hire others first before he hires Fisher about a week ago… that was sowing discord to other suitors for Fisher’s services. If GM’s cannot see through that, how could they win in this league? No wonder, Phil is a winner, and Fisher is going to be a great coach under him.

  • Phil Melton

    Please stop using the term superstar to refer to Carmelo Anthony. He’s a great scorer. Period. There may be no more than 3 real superstars in the game right now: Kobe, LeBron, and Tim Duncan.

    • LakersOverEverything

      It takes either an idiot or someone with very little knowledge of basketball to call Tim Duncan a superstar (at this point in his career), while discrediting Carmelo as being having superstar status.

      • Al Haldie

        who is playing in the finals – not Anthony -and how many has he played in {none} shall we go on—just like Phil melton said AND THATS MR. TIM DUNCAN to you…

      • Phil Melton

        I’d take Tim Duncan next year over Carmelo Anthony. And the only way Anthony is a superstar is if the word now means ball stopper. He’s a nearly one dimensional player who doesn’t make his teammates better.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        And you would put Camelo along side Duncan, Kobe, James?… what has the world gone to?

        • LakersOverEverything

          You’re going to tell me with, presumably, a straight face that Duncan is better than melo AT THIS POINT in their careers?? Right indeed. What has the world come to? Smh

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            Yes, I would. Duncan still carries the team on his should even at this stage of his career… have you even watching the finals. Pressure, pressure pressure.. Melo crumbles under pressure… Timmy? he is still standing. Would you rather put the ball in Melo’s hand with few seconds on the clock than Tim on a finals game, even at this point of their career? Just give me a YES and a NO…. I’ll tell you my answer, NO! What’s yours?

          • LakersOverEverything

            YES, of course I would, and I don’t know ANYONE in real life who would say different. If you think melo isn’t clutch, you clearly haven’t watched his career. I would love to see him with a team as good as the spurs. The closest thing he had was his Denver team that made the juggernaut lakers struggle a few years back in the WCF

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            Yeah, and he was absent in the close out game against Lakers…. and even in new york he was absent again…. he still needs to learn it from someone who knows what it is to be playing when the game really matters…

  • https://soundcloud.com/thomasasturges TAS

    I’ve said it before, i don’t like the idea of a lebron or carmelo coming over to the lakers for two reasons:

    1.) It just feels Wrong to have melo or ESPECIALLY lebron playing beside kobe. It’s like magic playing next to bird. These players rivalries based on their respective teams history is what makes games so fun to watch & root for.

    2.) I don’t think an aging small forward superstar would really be the most beneficial to the team. If anything, get a young pg like kyrie or westbrook, or a dominant big man like marc gasol or k. love.

    The lakers need to focus on finding the NEXT lebron not over-paying for him now that his is past his prime, especially with the cap situation (leaves no room for mid-level role players)!

    • 3339

      Lebron is not past his prime.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      I am with you here… but if indeed one of those comes and plays with Lakers… I will embrace them, just as I have embrace others who plays in purple and gold…

  • 3339

    Byron Scott should be the guy. He knows what it means to be a Laker.
    I really think he can work great with Kobe.

    • Cassandra Marino

      I disagree scott would probably get the most out of kobe but hollins will get the most out of the whole roster hes a tough grind coach. scott coaches defense but not like hollins hollins preaches defense he brought a team with a bunch of average role players to the west finals imagine what he could do with a superstar and bunch of role players lakers need players that have heart and passion and that play defense guys like ed davis juluis randle ariza blatche okafor if get guys like that then were back to championship contenders but hollins is the key to our future scott wouldn’t be able to do that Imm sure we must sign hollins or we wont reach our potential hes one of the best coaches in the league

      • Cassandra Marino

        lakers need to have chemistry lakers need to be the lakers back than when they won back to back championships in 2009 2010 thte key is
        frontcourt you need to have rim protectors, height, athleticism and there needs to be a mix of young and veteran players. but we do need good backcourt to. at least one player (young player) who can stay in front of guys like westbrook, paul, parker, curry, rose ect… someone like lowry or marcus smart some one who not afraid of contact all that being said hollins has to be the guy. we have to be a team like the pacers are

  • Pablo

    The Lakers FO has made 2 straight bad coaching hires Mike Brown,D’Antoni.

  • Pablo

    They must get it right this time seriously.

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